The glory of a turtleneck under a jumpsuit

It stopped raining long enough for me to take some photos, so I thought that I will make the best of this dry situation and present to you my favourite outfit combination: turtlenecks under jumpsuits. This isn’t the first time I have raves about this combo and it certainly won’t be the last time either: it is the easiest outfit comfortable mobility and it transcends the season. This pinstriped jumpsuit with that little bow in the front can be worn for a more springtime look or I could easily be made into a more fall/wintertime look. It’s an easy look and it’s crazy comfy.

Also please note that it was dry enough outside for sneakers so it really was an amazing day!

Hope February sees you all well!

xo

Lea

Nothing wrong with little polka dot socks

Sometimes the weather is so gross and grey that I can’t help but feel a little down. To fight this inevitable feeling I try to add one fun element to my outfits. In this case it’s my little nylon polka dot socks. They are the cutest thing to me and whenever I wear them I feel like a fancy circus girl. It’s one little strategy I have to make the rainy days less gross.

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How are you surviving the grey, rainy winter?

xo

Lea

It’s super easy wearing green

You know that time (like every time) when I wrote about not wearing colour ever? Well surprise, surprise! I’m here to tell you monochromatic dressing also applies to the same colour. In this case I wore all the same shade of olive green with different textures and patterns to play with the fact that I was head to toe in one colour. I think you could probably do this kind of a look in any colour, but I was really feeling olive green because to me it is basically a neutral tone.

Let me know what you think of dressing in all one colour!

xo

Lea

How to wear mesh this holiday season

Mesh is one of my favourite things right now. It adds such an interesting dimension into your. It’s lightweight enough for layering and it provides a dynamic element when used to provide extra coverage. Don’t feel comfortable in spaghetti straps? Mesh top under. Want to wear a slip dress or any summer dress or jumpsuit in winter? Mesh top under. It’s so versatile so why not adapt it for the holidays?

The first way I use mesh in under a velvet slip dress with tights and heeled boots. I really love this look because for me I get to play with wearing a more fun dress without feeling too revealing. I also feel like the mesh turtleneck adds a level of grunge to this look which is something I am super into right now. I don’t really take myself too seriously so for this look, or any for that matter, I would throw my beloved Christmas cardigan on top for laughs and because it’s December and it’s cold. To complete the more edgy look I really recommend using boots that have some hardware on them or some metal elements.

The second way I use mesh is with a looser, white mesh mock turtle. I find this style of mesh has a more fishnet kind of feel which is really fun to play with. You can wear it over a white cami, but I just wore it over a white bralette. To offset the bareness of the mesh I paired it with fuller wide leg dress pants and some very classic beige pumps. I am really into mixing really classic and classy elements with grungier or edgy pieces because I really love the contrast it creates. You could throw that Christmas cardigan over this look as well because again it is still December and it is still cold!

I hope these tips helped you with your up coming holiday plans, and realistically if these looks fail there is always the holiday onesie!

xo

Lea

An ode to the Groutfit

The beloved “Groutfit”, or a grey-outfit for those who don’t know, is a staple in my wardrobe and it could become a staple in yours too. Grey on grey doesn’t have to be boring or dull if you do it the right way and the right way involves a lot of tones. If you dress in tonal shades of grey you can add a lot of depth to an outfit. You can also add different textures which add such a great layer to a look. Here I have leather,denim, knit, lace, and wool all mixed together in all different tones of grey. You don’t have to fear grey, you can love grey and wear it in clever and unique ways.

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Long live the groutfit!

xo,

Lean

Taking your Summer favourites into Fall: part 2

Welcome back to another installation of “Taking your Summer favourites into Fall”! Today I want to argue that a leather jacket is all you need to bring pretty much any cute girly dress into the darker, more edgy season that we know and love: Fall. This is more a continuation off last post where I paired a Summer jumpsuit with a turtleneck and a leather jacket since all I really did to Fall-ify this dress was throw a leather jacket on top, but I think it needs revisiting because, friends, it really is that easy to keep wearing your favourite pieces past labour day!

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So for this look I wore a super cute and simple wrap dress, which on its own given its’ darker colour actually wears well in Fall already, and I threw a moto styled leather jacket on top and BAM I have myself a great look for those not-super-cold-but-still-Fall days!

Stay tuned because I have one last and final installation of the “Taking your Summer favourites into Fall” coming at you hot next week.

Until then, friends!

Much love,

Lea

For the love of coats

Personally I think sweater weather is overrated; it’s all fun and games, but to me the best weather is coat weather. It’s a bit crispier, a little bit cooler, but man, I love draping coats over every outfit. They make me feel classic, timeless, and chic. It makes fall feel way more manageable!

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My coat is from Simons, my sweater is from Brandy Melville, my pants are Zara, and my boots are Nine West.

Are you a fan of coat weather, or are you carrying a torch for sweater weather? Let me know in the comments!

Love,

Lea

Slouchy Mondays

Growing up I never found much comfort in being in sweatpants outside of my house. Because of that I had to find other ways to feel comfy when on days when it was grey and mopey. This quest lead me to my new found love of mom/relaxed jeans. I almost feel like a mermaid because they aren’t super fitted so my legs swim in them. It’s magic. 

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My sweater is from brandy Melville and my jeans are from ZARA. 

Hope you all have a happy Monday!

Love

Lea

How to make your summer staples fall ready

Now that it’s officially fall it’s officially time to put away your summer disposition, but that doesn’t mean you have to put away your summer staples away. I have been playing around with a few of my favourite pieces from this past season and have found that they can in fact translate into great autumn pieces. All you need are darker colours, richer fabrics, and layers.

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These white pants were a huge hit for me this past summer and I was a little nervous about wearing them after labour day, but I have never really played by the rules so I wore them anyway. Since they were such a light, airy fabric and colour I felt it would become more autumn by pairing it with leather boots, a darker tee and my go to bomber. With heavier fabrics and textures, and with strategic layers (hello cute coat season) you can make any summer pant, dress, or shorts fall ready.

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Speaking of shorts, I found that I could only really wear them on warmer, sunnier days just because I get cold easily. These pink shorts came in handy this summer and I felt like if I put them with a sultry knit they would easily translate into a fall piece. This v neck sweater is actually super fuzzy and cozy, and since it’s dark it adds such a nice contrast to the lightness of the shorts. Paired with loafers and some hard metal these pink shorts can easily become autumn favourites.

Basically anything you really loved in the summer can still be loved in the fall so long as you add your fall pieces to them to make them heavier. With richer fabrics, warm textures, and layers you can play up the summery lightness of your warmer weather faves while still making them fall appropriate. It’s science.

Let me know how you’re creating longevity for your summer clothes in the comments!

Much love,

Lea

The transitions of life

Transitions are hard and they will always be hard no matter what age or what stage you’re in. Transitions are hard. Recently I have been able to experience the transition from student to graduate and let me tell you it feels so weird. After being in school since I was 4 having the freedom to go any direction is truly overwhelming. But stages and changes aren’t unique to my age, they follow you throughout life. Things are constantly changing and moving nothing really ever settles which is both humbling and exhilarating.

Things change, people change, time changes, but you know what doesn’t have to change? Your outlook on life. I find if you expect nothing, but embrace goodness and happiness you will be better off. If you realize you can’t do everything, but do what you can well and so that you can be proud of it you will be happier and feel fulfilled. And finally if you can understand what you can and cannot change and only focus your energy on what you can change then you will worry less and find peace. These are the lessons my parents taught me and I want to pass them along to all of you. Embrace kindness, but don’t expect it; something worth doing is worth doing well; only spend time on things in your control.

Life is also full of philosophical people like me who love to chat about nothing and everything, but hey who doesn’t?

Love,

Lea